Advanced Study Program

Change Your World in an MIT Classroom 

The MIT Advanced Study Program (ASP) is a continuing education, non-degree program that offers working professionals and exceptional graduate students an opportunity to enroll in MIT's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and Management classes as non-degree students for a semester, year, or longer.

Both part-time and full-time students are accepted.


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This semester-by-semester, self-directed program allows ASP Fellows to learn from the Institute’s renowned faculty and cutting-edge research.

Unlike degree programs, there are no required classes - students apply to specific classes that they have identified from the MIT course catalog. These are the same classes taken by MIT's graduate and undergraduate students.

All classes are held on campus here in Cambridge.

Students pursue academic and professional goals that they have set for themselves and may apply to classes from the full MIT course catalog.

Your studies may be part-time or full-time, enrolling in anywhere from one to four classes. Because students design their own class load, the Program fits both your schedule and educational aspirations.

The MIT Advanced Study Program offers an opportunity to continue your education and earn MIT class credit and a transcript, but is not a degree program.

ASP Student Profiles